MXA’s take on the cancellation of MXGP of Hong Kong

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Ha Ha, love Motocross Action Mag for their addition of spice into the MXGP Calander, couldn’t beat it so had to share it. Wonder if there will be an 8th edition of the Calander.

WHAT A SHOCKER! SEVENTH DIFFERENT MXGP RACE SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED

Trentino is this weekend. It is the first of three Grand Prix rounds held in Italy in 2019. We are just guessing, but someone who works at Youthstream must live in Italy.

Youthstream might as well throw darts at a world map compared to the system they use now, which consists of chasing after government-funded races regardless of where they are. Youthstream has just released their seventh different 2019 FIM World Motocross Championship Schedule. We can’t keep track of all the changes, but Argentina was originally off the 2019 schedule, then it was added on  March 3, because the “To Be Announced” Middle East GP (Iran or Kuwait) didn’t happen. Then, Argentina was moved from March 3 to March 10 because Youthstream said that local laws didn’t allow didn’t permit big public events on election days in Argentina. Then, without a word from the politicians the next schedule had it moved back to March 3.

The next series of changes for the 2019 GP schedule was that when the Grand Prix of Switzerland was dropped.  When Switzerland was removed from the schedule the second of the three Italian GPs was moved from September 22 to August 18 (the previous Swiss date). That move was followed Hong Kong moving to the now vacated September 22 date—making it the final Grand Prix of 2019 and an additional fly-away GP (and expense) for the already cash-strapped teams.

Then the May 1, Shanghai, China, Grand Prix was moved to September 15. The reason given for the Shanghai date change is that it might rain in China on May 1. We need that weatherman on ABC

Now, on Thursday, the previously scheduled September 22 Hong Kong Grand Prix was cancelled completely. The 2019 Grand Prix series is 18 races long and the final GP will be in Shanghai on September 15.

Dare we say it, given that we have said it 7 times before, expect more changes before this season is over.

2019 FIM MOTOCROSS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP; VERSION #7
Mar. 3………………………….… Argentina
Mar. 24……………………………England
Mar. 31……………………………Holland
Apr. 7………………………………Trentino (Italy #1)
May 12…………………………..Lombardia (Italy #2)
May 19…………………….……..Portugal
May 26……………………………France
June 9…………………………….Russia
June 16…………………………..Latvia
June 23…………………………..Germany
July 7……………………………..Palembang (Indonesia #1)
July 14……………………………Semarang (Indonesia #2
July 28……………………………Czech Republic
Aug. 4……………………………..Belgium
Aug. 18……………………………Imola (Italy #3)
Aug. 25……………………………Sweden
Sept. 8………………………….…Turkey
Sept. 15…………………………..Shanghai

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